I needed more than just one day to deal. Last Wednesday morning a friend of mine lost her life due to a senseless act of violence. It breaks my heart to see how the media has sensationalized this and made it a "story."
(In this entry I will not name names for the privacy of the family.)
I will not speak of that but of my friend who is dearly missed. She was the type of person we should all aspire to be like. Her heart was enormous and filled with love for all of her friends and family be they two legged or four. I remember my first visit to her house and my sheer surprise at the number of animals wandering around. I asked if she was dog/cat/rat sitting for friends. "No." she happily answered "They are all part of our family," she added as a huge smile spread across her face. (I will always remember her smile that just radiated love and pride in whatever she was speaking of.) I loved that these animals were not just "pets" she had but family members she would welcome into her home and heart. She always had room for more. Her love for her children was boundless. You could tell this by that I smile I mentioned which would be ever-present when she spoke of her children. I always enjoyed listening to her share her special words and praises of her sweet and charming kids. (Miss B has been close friends with the youngest for five years now. This child has grown up to have the same open, caring heart and loving personality of her mother.) My friend was always there for any in need. She was an active and valued member of the community here.
Please send warm thoughts and prayers to the family members who miss this loving and very much loved woman, mother and friend.